Vincent P. Brown and Loren D. Suter were named deputy executive officers at CalPERS, Sacramento. They replace James H. Gomez, who left last year to become president and CEO of the California Association of Health Facilities. The $133 billion California Public Employees Retirement System split the job duties after he left. Mr. Brown will be deputy executive officer-operations, and Mr. Suter will be deputy executive officer-benefits administration. He will oversee programs for retirement and health benefits and will provide long-term direction for their delivery, enhancements, additions and changes. They will report to Fred R. Buenrostro Jr., CalPERS CEO.
Mr. Brown was CalPERS assistant executive officer of financial and administrative services. Mr. Suter was with the California Department of Insurance, serving concurrently as CEO of its conservation and liquidation office and as deputy commissioner-administration and licensing services branch.